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Re: [EP-tech] Shibboleth and local login

Hi Yuri,

There are various reasons why this is a case.  Mainly, this comes about
from an evolution of people's requirements for login.  So what you find
is things have got a little shoe-horned in at times, for the sake of
saving effort writing a whole login plugin, when you have a somewhat
uncommon requirement.  

Writing such a plugin is probably the correct solution here.  However,
 doing so is often either beyond someone's level of skill or difficult
to justify spending the time doing, when there is bigger, more exciting
or more urgently needed functionality you could be working on. (Very
often the mantra of an Open Source project software developer, after
the words "I was going to do X but ...").


David Newman

It is also quite an uncommon requirement (in my experience) for the
institutions to want a separate local login.

On Thu, 2017-12-14 at 14:30 +0100, Yuri wrote:
> Thanks for your advices, they're very apreciated.
> If the user goes to the view item link shouldn't it just be redirect
> to 
> the login page? In that page, the existing local login box plus an 
> additional link to shibboleth login are available, and the user can 
> choose if login locally or using shibboleth (clicking on the link).
> Is there any drawback in this approach?
> Il 14/12/2017 09:40, David R Newman ha scritto:
> > 
> > That all said, if a user is on an EPrint abstract page and you
> > cllick on
> > the "View Item" link and you are not logged in your will be taken
> > to
> > Shibboleth login.  That is why I said before that local users would
> > need
> > to know they need to login first before they start clicking on
> > links
> > like that.
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